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The Haifa Museum of Art (Hebrew: מוזיאון חיפה לאמנות‎, Arabic: متحف حيفا للفنون‎), established in 1951, is located in a historic building built in the 1930s in Wadi Nisnas, downtown Haifa. Ranking as Israel's third largest art museum, the museum focuses on Israeli and international contemporary art, and its collection includes 7,000 items, mostly of contemporary Israeli art.

Haifa Museum of Art
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Haifa Museum of Art
Established 1951
Location 26 Shabbetai Levi Street, Haifa, 3304331
Type Art museum
Director Nissim Tal
Curator Svetlana Reingold
Website www.hma.org.il/eng

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HistoryEdit

The Haifa Museum of Art was founded in 1951 in Haifa for a large exhibition of Marc Chagall. The museum was moved to it current stone building in Wadi Nisnas in 1977.

BuildingEdit

The building was built in the late 1920s and was inaugurated in the early 1930s as an Anglican school for girls. After the establishment of the State of Israel, it served as an immigrant center and from the early 1950s it hosted the private high school called the "High School for the Children of Workers", which was run by a teachers' cooperative and belonged to the Workers Movememnt. At the end of the 1960s, a branch of the Histadrut "Mishlav" school, which was preparing adult students for matriculation exams, began operating in the afternoon. In 1978 the site was opened to the public as a municipal museum, after extensive renovation designed to prepare exhibition spaces and galleries.[1]

Permanent collectionEdit

Haifa Museums conglomerateEdit

Other institutions under the auspices of the Haifa Museums include the Mané Catz Museum dedicated to paintings from the School of Paris and Jewish artifacts; and the City Museum of Haifan History, located in the Germany Colony. The Museum of Ancient Art, housed in the university of Haifa, which specializes in archaeological finds discovered in Israel and the Mediterranean basin, was inaugurated in 1984.

Also under the Museum's aegis are the Museum of Prehistory, the Israeli National Maritime Museum, the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art and latest addition is Hermann Struck Museum, opened in 2013. [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Haifa Museum of Art". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  2. ^ Aderet, Ofer (2017-08-21). "The Renowned Israeli Political Cartoonist Who Was Almost Recruited by the Mossad". haaretz.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  3. ^ "Haifa Museum of Art Collection".
  4. ^ Kamin, Debra (2013-10-03). "Home of Haifa artist Hermann Struck is reborn as museum". Times of Israel. Retrieved 2017-12-19.

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